Friday, January 27, 2012

A Day like no Other

The Magpie's Fancy had a 5 minute writing assignment this week and I decided to participate.
We were suppose to pick a picture from 2 years ago, study it a few minutes, then write for 5 minutes.
I love writing free of any constraints and focusing on a picture.
The following is what came from my pen.

It was a day much like today, sunshine, clouds and a little rain.
Not a particularly cold day, but a day like no other.
I was beginning to think spring might come.
The sign was guiding me forward and showing me where I came from.
It was taking me to something new, a celebration of longevity, a celebration of love,
and a celebration of what was yet to come.

Signs like these always cause me to smile as they head us in a direction and give the miles.
Oh how long those miles can seem some days, and yet before you know it you are there.
Sometimes it is the traveling there that brings us JOY as much as the arriving;
the arriving and the smiles.  The warm hugs at the other end.
How special and treasured they are.
We travel far, we travel near, we travel most anywhere for that special smile
and that special hug.

Up over the hills and down through the valleys life takes us on that journey.
A journey of greetings and goodbyes, a journey of love and sorrow.
The journey and following signs is all more special because there are smiles and hugs,
sunshine and rain and clouds - yes, that is a day like no other.
A hope is glimmering, a future is here.
Take JOY in the moment - savor, dance, smile, and hug.

11 comments:

Steph said...

Well done, Marilyn!

Laurie said...

Marilyn that is so beautiful! I love your way with words. I'll have to try this.

Angela McRae said...

Nice work, friend! (I like free-writing exercises too, though mine are never as poetic as yours!)

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! You are talented, my friend!
~Adrienne~

Melissa said...

Lovely. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Annie said...

One little picture. So many many roads travelled . . . with your words.

Rosemary said...

How thoughtful... loved the picture, loved the words. Thanks, Marilyn.

Mary said...

OK Marilyn, hope you're saving these beautiful pieces for your book - you know you should do a book!

I love signposts too - so full of unexpected treats along the roads of life.

Hugs - Mary

Jeanie said...

Marilyn, this is lovely! I really should try one of those sometime -- they sound like lots of fun!

koralee said...

What fun....I love writing too...you are very good at it. xoxo

Prairie Girl Studio said...

beautifully done!
i love gigi to pieces and am so grateful she led me here so i could read your wonderful words ... inspiring!
: )
pg